• Rev. Dr. Stelyios Muksuris

    Rev. Dr. Stelyios Muksuris

    Professor of Liturgical Theology at the Byzantine Catholic Seminary of Saints Cyril and Methodius

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Church of the Holy Sepulchre
Culture and Arts

Getting Along in Hard Times

български | ქართული | Ελληνικά | Русский | Српски One afternoon last week, a wave of profound sadness came over me, prompted by a video I had viewed. A fairly new documentary on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, also known as the Church of the Resurrection (or Anastasis), was released to me and fellow...

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Church Life and Pastoral Care, Liturgical Life

Historical and Pastoral Responses to the Forty-Day Churching of Infants (Part Two)

In the last segment, we examined the manuscript tradition that addressed the established practices of the churching rite within the Byzantine liturgical tradition. I now proceed to make my own suggestions for a uniform practice that is theologically sensible and pastorally sensitive. Theological Ref... Read more.
Also available in: Română
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Liturgical Life

A Historical and Pastoral Response to the Forty-Day Churching of Infants (Part One)

The pre-baptismal rite of the forty-day churching of infants has raised manifold questions with regard to the manner of its execution by clergy. Supplementing such quandaries are issues regarding the gender of infants, the need to reassess and modify the language of certain prayers, and to include t... Read more.
Also available in: Română
Women in the Church

The Revival of the Order of Deaconess by the Patriarchate of Alexandria

The Center of Ecumenical, Missiological and Environmental Studies “Metropolitan Panteleimon Papageorgiou” (CEMES) has recently published the Proceedings of its international conference on “Deaconesses, the Ordination of Women and Orthodox Theology”, both its English version and the Greek ve... Read more.
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Christian Practice, Holy and Great Council

Reflection on “The Importance of Fasting and Its Observance Today”

This essay was sponsored by the Orthodox Theological Society in America’s Special Project on the Holy and Great Council and published by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. In accordance with Orthodox Christian scriptural and patristic tradition, fasting finds its origins ... Read more.
Church Life and Pastoral Care, Holy and Great Council

Pastoral Challenges for Marriage in Contemporary Orthodoxy

This essay was sponsored by the Orthodox Theological Society in America’s Special Project on the Holy and Great Council and published by the Orthodox Christian Studies Center of Fordham University. In preparation for the Great and Holy Council to be held on Crete in June, 2016, the Orthodox bishop... Read more.